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January 31, 2013

James Woodrow “Bunny” White

PRINCETON — James Woodrow “Bunny” White, 77, of Old Athens Road, Princeton, died peacefully late Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, 2013 in Princeton Community Hospital following a long illness. He was born July 23, 1935 in Princeton, and was the son of the late Jessie James and Naomi Caldwell White.

He retired as an equipment supervisor with the West Virginia Department of Highways in Princeton.  Bunny attended Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on Halls Ridge Road in Princeton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Norma Alvatine Martin White; and by a brother, Edward White.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Hanna and husband Kenneth of Princeton; one son, Ronald J. White and Michaella and her daughter Summer; three grandchildren, Heather Wilson and husband Mike and their daughter Kayla of Princeton, Angela Long and husband Jamie and their children Cody, Teresa, Sadie and Mayleigh of Cherokee, N.C., and Bradley Hanna and wife Jennifer and their children Alexia, Emily, Ryan and Hailey of Staunton, Va. Also surviving are one brother, Clendal White and his wife Patty of Bent Mountain, Lerona; and one sister, Ennis Gadd of Pettrey. A host of nieces and nephews and his extended family from the Country View Assisted Living Facility in Peterstown also survive.  

We will celebrate the life of James “Bunny” White on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Jim Simmons officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood of the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  

The White family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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